Joe's Special

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by cookiedog

This can be served for brunch, dinner, or a midnight snack and should be served with sourdough toast and hot sauce. It is thought to originate in San Francisco but there are many different ideas as to who gets credit for it. This version is from Firehouse Food: Cooking with San Francisco's Firefighters

Top Review by heather.steeves

This was really yummy and easy and used up a lot of random ingredients I had in the house. I used 1 # ground turkey becuase that's what I had and it was plenty of meat for me and my husband. I will add a little more wrcestershire and maybe some garlic salt next time. Definitely serive with Tobasco, which made a huge difference in giving it flavor and a kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until it is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a large bowl, draining and discarding the fat.
  2. Return the pan to the heat and add another tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute until golden and translucent, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the beef, leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the pan, along with the remaining tablespoon of oil, if needed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return the beef and onion to the pan with the mushrooms. Add the spinach, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and nutmeg. Cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the eggs. Cook, stirring constantly, until the eggs are just set and soft-scrambled. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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